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 Tuesday, Mar 31 
Prince William begins job as medflight pilot (EMS1)
The second-in-line to the throne is flying a helicopter for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

 Tuesday, Mar 31 
15 rural hospitals could close (Paducah Sun)
One minute before midnight tonight, the only hospital in Fulton County will close its doors for good, forcing the county's roughly 6,000 people to drive to Tennessee for emergencies and signaling the end of 190 jobs and about 12 percent of the city of Fulton's tax revenue. And if conditions don't improve soon, at least another 15 rural hospitals could follow.

 Tuesday, Mar 31 
Chikungunya virus may be coming to a city near you, expert warns (Infection Control Today)
The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has been the subject of increasing attention as it spreads throughout South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

 Tuesday, Mar 31 
Paramedic scholarship available
The Community Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for the Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship again this year.

 Tuesday, Mar 31 
Paramedic: Georgetown-Scott County EMS, Georgetown (Scott) KY

 Tuesday, Mar 31 
Part Time Paramedic: Somerset-Pulaski County EMS, Somerset (Pulaski) KY

 Tuesday, Mar 31 
Part Time EMT: Somerset-Pulaski County EMS, Somerset (Pulaski) KY

 Monday, Mar 30 
EMS challenges and lessons learned from the Ferguson riots (EMS1)
The absence of a unified command center early on, being misled by social media and communication with crews provided valuable insight on better handling future protests.

 Monday, Mar 30 
Audit: One in three rural Kentucky hospitals in poor financial health (Lexington Herald Leader)
A third of Kentucky's rural hospitals are in poor financial health, and the total number of health care providers has dropped in recent years, according to a special report released Monday by state Auditor Adam Edelen.

 Monday, Mar 30 
Addressing Ambulance Standards (EMS World)
The safety and design standards for ambulances in the U.S. will soon be changing, but while the new requirements are supposed to be in place by 2016, the industry has yet to reach consensus on just what those standards will look like.

 Monday, Mar 30 
Full Time Paramedic: Ballard County Ambulance Service, La Center (Ballard) KY

 Sunday, Mar 29 
Rethinking the Golden Hour of Trauma (EMS1)
There is some question about where the Golden Hour originated and even more about whether itís true.

 Sunday, Mar 29 
EMT-Paramedic: Clinton County EMS, Albany (Clinton) KY

 Saturday, Mar 28 
Statue to be unveiled in honor of Campbellsville fire captain (WLKY)
It has been six months since a Campbellsville firefighter died after helping college students take part in a charity event. Two who worked alongside Tony Grider wanted a statue in his honor.

 Friday, Mar 27 
Ford announces ambulance safety recalls (EMS1)
The recalls are related to sudden engine shut down and malfunctioning handles that may cause doors to open during a crash.

 Friday, Mar 27 
Ky. public employee health fund raided for $63M (Louisville Courier Journal)
In one of the final actions of the 2015 General Assembly early Wednesday morning, Kentucky lawmakers raided the balance in the public employee health insurance fund for $63.5 million.

 Friday, Mar 27 
Medical identity theft is fastest-growing identity crime in the U.S. (St. Louis Business Journal)
Until recently, medical identity theft, the fastest-growing identity crime in the country impacting more than 2.3 million Americans, has mostly flown under the radar.

 Thursday, Mar 26 
Why hospital bills are outrageous and impossible to understand (Business Insider)
In 1983, Medicare tried to put a lid on costs by no longer reimbursing hospitals for every line item on the bill. Instead of reimbursing hospitals for individual line items, it paid predetermined flat fees for groups of services and procedures, such as treating heart failure. That cost-control plan backfired.

 Thursday, Mar 26 
HHS: Hospitals saved billions under ObamaCare (The Hill)
A massive expansion of insurance programs like Medicaid and a drop in emergency room visits saved hospitals at least $7.4 billion over the last year, the Obama administration announced Monday.

 Thursday, Mar 26 
What a changing 911 system means for EMS (EMS1)
Here's a look under the hood at Next Generation 911 and how one department has implemented it.

 Thursday, Mar 26 
Part time/PRN Paramedic: Anderson County Department of Public Safety, Lawrenceburg (Anderson) KY

 Wednesday, Mar 25 
2015 Kentucky Legislative Session ends
The 2015 Kentucky Legislative Session came to a close at 3:20 AM early this morning. Of the 38 bills we believed affected EMS that we have been tracking, 10 were passed by our lawmakers and six have already been signed into law by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

 Wednesday, Mar 25 
Ford recalls 213,000 police vehicles and 6,500 ambulances (WYMT)
Ford is recalling about 6,500 Super Duty ambulance and emergency vehicles from 2011 through 2015 with 6.7-Liter diesel engines. The exhaust gas temperature sensors can malfunction.

 Wednesday, Mar 25 
Ambulance carrying patient involved in Louisville accident (WAVE)
The crash happened Wednesday morning in downtown Louisville and involved a van and an ambulance from Indiana.

 Wednesday, Mar 25 
Kentucky freezes gas tax at 26 cents per gallon (Lexington Herald Leader)
Kentucky drivers will not get a tax break at the gas pump on April 1.

 Wednesday, Mar 25 
Kentucky legislature stops gas tax decrease, takes on heroin (Lexington Herald Leader)
Taxpayers will spend money to keep heroin dealers in prison longer and give addicts a steady supply of clean needles, and they won't get a tax break at the gas pump after a wild final day in the state legislature.

 Wednesday, Mar 25 
UK Hospital will soon hand out heroin overdose reversal kits (WYMT)
The kits include two doses of Narcan, a drug that immediately reverses the effects of heroin.

 Tuesday, Mar 24 
Funeral arrangements for Mark Harrison's mother
Funeral arrangements have been made for Billie J. Harrison, the mother of KAPA Board Member Mark Harrison who passed away this morning in Paducah.

 Tuesday, Mar 24 
EMT: Brown EMS, Cynthiana (Harrison) KY

 Tuesday, Mar 24 
EMT-Paramedic: Brown EMS (Harrison County), Cynthiana (Harrison) KY

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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2015 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session was a short session limited to 30 days that began with Part 1 on January 6. A break began January 10 and Part 2 convened on February 3. Feb. 6 was the last day for new bill requests. Feb. 13 was the last day for new Senate bills and Feb. 23 was the last day for new House bills. The legislature did not meet during the Veto Period of March 12 through March 21. The session ended at 3:20 on March 25.
†††Read How a Bill Becomes Law to learn how a bill goes through the Legislative process, including how it can be changed and passed without any public knowledge.
Bills of interest to EMS:
  • 911 emergency services, funding for - HB 418: Feb 10-introduced in House. Feb 11-to Appropriations & Revenue (H).
  • 911 fees, collection of by local governments - HB 190: Feb 3-introduced in House. Feb 5-to Local Government (H). Feb 12-posted in committee.
  • Amusement ride injuries, emergency transport procedures for - HB 525: Feb 23-introduced in House. Feb 24-to Agriculture & Small Business (H). Feb 25-taken from Agriculture & Small Business (H); 1st reading; returned to Agriculture & Small Business (H); posting waived. Feb 26-taken from Agriculture & Small Business (H); 2nd reading; returned to Agriculture & Small Business (H). Feb 27-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2015. Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 95-0; received in Senate. Mar 3-to Agriculture (S). Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Mar 11-2nd reading, to Rules. Mar 23-recommitted to Agriculture (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mar 24-3rd reading, passed 35-2 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; Bill passed 100-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor.
  • Boating safety, electric shock drowning prevention, marina requirements for - HB 385: Feb 9-introduced in House. Feb 10-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - HB 213: Feb 9-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H). Feb 10-taken from Judiciary (H); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (H); floor amendment (1) filed; posting waived. Feb 11-floor amendment (2) filed ; reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with committee amendment (1). Feb 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 13, 2015; floor amendments (3) (4) (5) and (6) filed. Feb 13-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 98-0 with committee amendment (1), floor amendments (3) (5) and (6). Feb 19-received in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S). Feb 20-to Judiciary (S).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - HB 412: Feb 10-introduced in House. Feb 11-to Education (H). Feb 23-posting waived; taken from Education (H); 1st reading; returned to Education (H). Feb 24-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day. Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 97-0. Feb 26-received in Senate. Mar 2-to Education (S). Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules. Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2015; passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day. Mar 11-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day. Mar 23-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day; recommitted to Judiciary (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mar 24-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - HB 413: Feb 10-introduced in House. Feb 11-to Education (H). Feb 23-posting waived; taken from Education (H); 1st reading; returned to Education (H). Feb 24-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day. Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 98-0. Feb 26-received in Senate. Mar 2-to Education (S). Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules. Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2015; passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day. Mar 11-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day. Mar 23-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day; recommitted to Judiciary (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mar 24-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading; Committee Substitute withdrawn; committee amendment (1-title) withdrawn ; passed 36-1; received in House. Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - HB 61: Nov 20-Prefiled by the sponsor. Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - SB 192: Feb 13-introduced in Senate. Feb 19-to State & Local Government (S). Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar. Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules. Mar 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House. Mar 4-to Judiciary (H); taken from Judiciary (H); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (H); posting waived. Mar 9-taken from Judiciary (H); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (H). Mar 10-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute ; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Mar 11-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); Senate refused to concur in House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); Tentative Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate. Mar 24-received in House; posted for passage for receding from House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); House refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); Free Conference Committee tentatively appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House; Bill passed 100-0; received in Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 34-4; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer. Mar 25-delivered to Governor; signed by Governor.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - SB 5: Jan 6-introduced in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S); taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S). Jan 7-taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Judiciary (S). Jan 8-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 8, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute. Jan 9-received in House. Feb 9-to Judiciary (H). Feb 23-posted in committee. Mar 3-taken from Judiciary (H); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (H).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - HB 112: Jan 6-introduced in House. Jan 8-to Judiciary (H).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - HB 3: Jan 6-introduced in House. Jan 8-to Health & Welfare (H); floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed. Jan 8-to Health & Welfare (H); floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed. Feb 3-posted in committee.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - HB 53: Nov 11-Prefiled by the sponsor. Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - HB 83: Dec 10-Prefiled by the sponsor. Jan 8-Withdrawn.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols, relating to - HB 50: Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • CPR training in high school, requirement for - HB 249: Feb 3-introduced in House. Feb 5-to Education (H). Feb 13-posting waived. Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2015. Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 94-1. Feb 27-received in Senate. Mar 2-to Education (S).
  • CPR training in high school, requirement for - SB 107: Feb 3-introduced in Senate. Feb 5-to Health & Welfare (S). Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar. Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 13, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 32-0. Feb 23-received in House. Feb 24-to Health & Welfare (H). Feb 25-posted in committee; posting waived. Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute. Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 5, 2015. Mar 9-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 100-0 with Committee Substitute; received in Senate. Mar 23-to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; Bill passed 36-1; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor.
  • CPR training in high school, requirement for - SB 16: Jan 8-introduced in Senate. Feb 3-to Education (S). Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title). Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 20, 2015. Feb 20-3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title). Feb 23-received in House. Feb 24-to Education (H). Mar 3-taken from Education (H); 1st reading; returned to Education (H); posted in committee; posting waived. Mar 9-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill. Mar 10-floor amendments (1) (2-title) (3) and (4-title) filed ; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Mar 11-floor amendments (5) and (6-title) filed ; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day.
  • CPR training in high school, requirement for - SB 28: Jan 6-introduced in Senate. Feb 3-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S). Feb 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute. Feb 20-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 24-floor amendment (1) filed. Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015; 3rd reading; Committee Substitute withdrawn; passed 35-0 with floor amendment (1). Feb 27-received in House. Mar 2-to Judiciary (H); posted in committee; taken from Judiciary (H); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (H); posting waived. Mar 4-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules. Mar 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2015; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3-title) filed. Mar 10-floor amendments (4) (5) (6-title) (7) and (8) filed. Mar 11-floor amendments (9) and (10-title) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 94-3 with floor amendment (4) ; received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (4) ; Senate concurred in House floor amendment (4) ; Bill passed 35-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor. Mar 19-signed by Governor (Acts, Ch. 5).
  • CPR training in high school, requirement for - SB 39: Jan 6-introduced in Senate. Feb 3-to Education (S). Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 11, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 35-1. Feb 12-received in House. Feb 23-to Education (H). Feb 27-posted in committee. Mar 2-taken from Education (H); 1st reading; returned to Education (H); posting waived. Mar 3-floor amendments (1) (2-title) (3) and (4-title) filed ; reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules. Mar 4-taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day. Mar 9-floor amendments (5) and (6-title) filed. Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 94-0; received in Senate. Mar 11-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor. Mar 20-signed by Governor.
  • CPR training in high school, requirement for - SB 68: Jan 8-introduced in Senate. Feb 3-to Banking & Insurance (S). Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute. Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 12, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House. Feb 23-to Banking & Insurance (H). Feb 27-posted in committee. Mar 2-taken from Banking & Insurance (H); 1st reading; returned to Banking & Insurance (H); posting waived. Mar 4-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) as a Consent Bill. Mar 9-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed.
  • Death in the line of duty, benefits, eligiblity for - SB 175: Feb 13-introduced in Senate. Feb 19-to State & Local Government (S).
  • Emergency 911 services, funding for - SB 202: Feb 13-introduced in Senate. Feb 19-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S).
  • Emergency allergy treatment, requirements - HB 139: Jan 7-introduced in House. Jan 9-to Health & Welfare (H). Feb 10-posted in committee. Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute. Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 23-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 24, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day. Mar 23-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; to Rules (H).
  • Emergency departments, requiring Medicaid MCO coverage of emergency medical conditions - HB 283: Feb 4-introduced in House. Feb 5-to Health & Welfare (H). Feb 13-posted in committee. Feb 23-posting withdrawn.
  • Emergency departments, requiring Medicaid MCO coverage of emergency medical conditions - SB 88: Feb 3-introduced in Senate. Feb 5-to Health & Welfare (S).
  • Health, require notice of air ambulance coverage and cost of coverage if provided - HB 171: Jan 9-introduced in House. Feb 3-to Banking & Insurance (H). Feb 6-posted in committee. Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute. Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 17, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 13, 2015. Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute. Feb 25-received in Senate. Mar 2-to Banking & Insurance (S).
  • Human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, continuing education update - HB 248: Feb 3-introduced in House. Feb 5-to Health & Welfare (H). Feb 10-posted in committee. Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 23-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 24, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day. Feb 24-floor amendment (1) filed. Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with floor amendment (1). Feb 26-received in Senate. Mar 2-to Health & Welfare (S). Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title). Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title). Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute. Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House. Mar 23-to Rules (H); taken from Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title). Mar 24-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; Bill passed 99-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor.
  • Medical order for scope of treatment, permit to direct medical interventions - SB 77: Jan 9-introduced in Senate. Feb 3-to Health & Welfare (S). Feb 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar. Feb 5-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 10, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 32-3; received in House. Feb 11-to Health & Welfare (H). Feb 24-posted in committee. Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar. Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2015. Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 87-8. Mar 4-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor. Mar 12-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 003).
  • Medical review panel, utilization in health care provider litigation - HB 398: Feb 10-introduced in House. Feb 11-to Judiciary (H).
  • Medical review panel, utilization in health care provider litigation - SB 6: Feb 3-introduced in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S); taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Health & Welfare (S). Feb 4-taken from Health & Welfare (S); 2nd reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S); floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6-title) (7-title) (8) (9) and (10) filed. Feb 5-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; floor amendments (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) and (18) filed to Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 5, 2015; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (8) (9) and (10) withdrawn ; floor amendments (6-title) and (7-title) ruled out of order ; passed 24-12 with Committee Substitute. Feb 6-received in House. Feb 9-to Judiciary (H). Mar 4-discharge petition filed. Mar 4-discharge petition filed. Mar 9-posted in committee. Mar 10-discharge petition filed.
  • Naloxone, allow administration to third parties by first responders and others - HB 253: Feb 3-introduced in House. Feb 5-to Health & Welfare (H). Feb 9-posted in committee. Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 23-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 24, 2015; returned to Rules. Feb 24-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day. Mar 23-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; to Rules (H).
  • Naloxone, prescribing, dispensing, and use of - HB 105: Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Personnel, honoring death of, U.S. flag half-staff - SB 161: Feb 12-introduced in Senate. Feb 19-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S). Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar. Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules. Mar 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 34-2; received in House. Mar 4-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H); taken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H); 1st reading; returned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H); posting waived. Mar 4-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H); taken from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H); 1st reading; returned to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H); posting waived. Mar 10-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Mar 11-3rd reading, passed 99-0; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor. Mar 20-signed by Governor.
  • Providers, eligibility for in-the-line-of-duty death benefits - HB 159: Jan 8-introduced in House. Jan 9-to Appropriations & Revenue (H). Feb 24-posted in committee. Feb 25-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H).
  • Stroke, require establishment of protocol regarding - SB 10: Feb 3-introduced in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S); taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Health & Welfare (S). Feb 4-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules. Feb 5-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 5, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 36-0. Feb 6-received in House. Feb 9-to Health & Welfare (H). Feb 24-posted in committee. Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar. Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day. Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 99-0; received in Senate. Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 99-0; received in Senate. Mar 10-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor. Mar 19-signed by Governor (Acts, Ch. 9).
  • Substance abuse, treatment of - HB 41: Sep 26-Prefiled by the sponsor. To Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare. Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Training, suggested annual training on Alzheimer's disease - HR 46: Feb 3-introduced in House. Feb 5-to Health & Welfare (H).

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